the Sacred Pause …

a liminal interlude that is lush with potential

also ~ the place where the magic happens

ISLAND BRAČ, CROATIA; June 6-14. 2025


when we pause … something deep within both stills & awakens. the witness self is pulled from the spell of the surface, of the outer. the pause creates a moment of infinite expansion in all directions. perhaps the sheer warmth & golden light of the sun are noticed in full, the fragrance of the breeze appreciated, the subtle & nuanced sensation of air on skin ~ we are fully present & this is the gateway to both wonder & inspiration.
in yoga ~ we enter & depart the pause, over & over with our breath. experiencing the fullness at the top of the suspended inhale, the sculpted & spare at the bottom of the suspended exhale. these pauses in respiration are referred to as “kumbhaka” ~ Sanskrit for “vessel” or “pot”. we are the vessel and kumbhaka is the holding or retention. this “no breath” space (pause) is where it happens ~ the infinitely expanding in all directions moment where we observe the eternal, assimilate the vast mystery, rest in awareness. this is a pause that is both gorgeous & safe ~ inviting the physical body into rest, digest, a soulful unspooling of tension.
this is the power of the pause. here, we intentionally pause ~ the sacred & the holy make themselves known here and we are replenished in all ways.
& so it is ~ with this retreat : sacred pause
refill the cup of you with exquisite &
elegantly luxurious accommodations. mindfully curated curriculum of practices &
experiences to rejuvenate &
reinvigorate your very essence. delicious, nourishing &
healthy meals. intentionally intimate ~ there are a limited number of spaces for deep &
lasting alchemy. pause &
allow the infinite reawakening to the beauty that surrounds you &
yoga is within you.

create the space to pause ~ 


in the most beautiful place on earth

& luxurious accommodation

& The mindfully curated curriculum of practices 

& experiences to refill 

& restore your very essence. Delicious, nourishing 

& healthy meals. Intimate 

& limited number of spaces for deep 

& lasting alchemy. Filling senses 

& soul with the most beautiful, powerful

& cherished places on earth





” *Seva ~ I believe deeply in offering a portion of my time & energy to any community that I spend time in. On retreat, we give back in some way to the community where we are staying. The actual service is up to the community and could include things like removing invasive plant species, painting a community center, cleaning up a section of beach ~ or even, in 2023 ~ learning to play Bocce & participating in the local Bocce Tournament! The word Seva is Sanskrit, sourced from the Sanskrit root “sev” ~ it means to serve, selflessly. Our seva outing is always a beautiful offering & good time. Deeper connections are made here ~ both to the people & the place.”

  • Sierra Hollister

detailed itinerary coming soon

Your UNIQUE retreat VENUE

A seafront oasis of serenity.
Villa T is a spectacular seafront luxury villa with unparalleled 180–degreeviews of the sparkling Adriatic.
It is located in the exclusive Puntinak region on the island of Brac in the Dalmatian Riviera, just moments from Sumartin’s fishing harbour and picturesque village of Selca.

Villa T features spectacular panoramic views of Sumartin, Biokovo Mountain, Peljesac Peninsular and the island of Hvar.

Perched above the beautiful crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, this awe-inspiring villa is a haven of Mediterranean tranquillity to share with friends and family with direct waterfront access.

Direct flights to Brac are available from major European cities during the season. From there, it is a short 20-minute drive to Villa T. Our team will arrange transport; alternatively, there is also a taxi service or car hire. 

From the ideally located Villa T, it is a short walk to any of the three local restaurants and waterfront bars.

Take a bike ride and explore beautiful Sumartin, the youngest village on the island.


Set over three levels and nearly 700 square metres, Villa T can host up to 14 guests in seven luxury bedrooms with ensuites, six terraces with glorious sea views, and two master bedroom suites with kitchenettes. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have underfloor heating for winter use.

Every detail has been carefully planned for your relaxation and enjoyment.



Walk from the fabulous terrace, with its breathtaking view, through the sliding glass doors, and you’ll find the state-of-the-art central kitchen overlooking the pool and the sea. From the fabulous kitchen – the art-filled dining room adjoins the wine cellar for the wine lovers.

Venturing down to the basement, you will find a small gym with a sauna and bar/kitchenette. The adjoining media room enjoys water views.

With terraces and balconies on different levels, you can find sunshine and private, quiet space when you need it.


It is constructed by local artisans in traditional Brac stone and combines the old with the new. Marvel at the bespoke glass balustrade gliding atop the sweeping marble staircase under the blue skies.

Enjoy the fantastic contemporary and traditional artworks created by local masters.

Savour sun-drenched days relaxing by the 11-metre heated infinity edge pool, delight in dipping your toes into the cool, crystal clear sea, and be dazzled by the stars on alfresco evenings while dining on the terrace.

Villa T will leave you spellbound.

The Retreat Price Includes:

9 days, 8 nights of beautiful, luxury accommodation

Nourishing, healthy, delicious meals

Daily yoga sessions (vinyasa flow, kundalini, yin, breathwork, chanting, meditation & mantra)

Evening sound baths

Soaking up the Mediterranean sun, swimming, pool time, exploring Brač Island, being wonderstruck by the Adriatic Sea, hiking, bicycling

Wandering through olive groves & vineyards

Experiencing ancient villages

Exploring nearby islands by boat

Transfer from Split to Brač

The Retreat Price DOES NOT Include:

Airfare to Split, Croatia

Travel Insurance

Dinner out on day of sailing trip

Costs incurred on solo outings

Transfer from villa back home


Morning Sadhana by the bluest island sea 

200-degree of stunning sunrise horizons

Staying in a beautiful house to recharge and unwind. 

Transform and heal in the powerful embrace of nature. 

Strong sense of belonging in a safe place of vulnerability and openness

Deep sense of gratitude as dominant after-retreat emotion

The sea breeze, sun, beach, blue sea, purest air and drinking pipe water.

Stroll, bike, hike, sunbathe, read, swim, paddle…

Discover the beautiful, rich culture & nature, countryside walks and hikes

Delicious, nourishing & healthy meals

Island hopping day trip

A limited number of spaces for deep & lasting alchemy

retreat package price

early bird pricing until September 9, 2024


shared room in villa T. $2,650.

private room in villa T, $3,300.

private room in villa N,$2,950.

regular pricing after September 9, 2024  

shared room VILLA T. $2,900

private room VILLA T. $3,600

private room Villa N. $3250.




$800 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due by February 15th. secure your spot by depositing with this link. Mark the deposit as “SACRED PAUSE.”

meet your retreat crew:

(left to right) Chef Sanja,

Sierra (yoga teacher),

Tamara (logistical goddess)

together, we are pretty much the #dreamteam &

devoted to your joy, health,

happiness, comfort, wonder &



Reflecting on the magic of “Water for the Journey” retreat in Croatia feeling deeply nourished by the yoga practices, fresh & exceptional vegan food; the beauty of Croatia & Adriatic Sea and tender loving care of all who travelled with me. With heartfelt gratitude to Sierra, Tamara & Sonja for creating & cultivating such a loving, fun & authentic experience allowing us to safely dive deep & explore all kinds of terrain. Still receiving & integrating all of the wisdom.
– Trish Alexander
Thank you Tamara for facilitating a beautiful retreat. Tamara was super helpful and responsive before my stay via email and there to assist during the retreat. The house was amazing, clean and beautiful, there was a cleaning crew daily and an amazing chef who prepared healthy meals.
Croatia is a special place.
I swam in the clearest, bluest waters I’ve ever seen.
I found peace spending time in nature, which was abundant on the island.
I was in awe with some of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve seen.
I couldn’t believe how beautiful everywhere smelled, because of the amount of rosemary and fragrant trees everywhere, even around the city.
Heaven on earth.
Grateful to meet some special people in this magical place 🙏
-Lisette Armour

Hello beautiful souls!
If you are looking to visit the Croatian Islands and also interested in doing yoga, you must check out the retreats organised by Yogahrvatska!!!
The Villa of the yoga retreat was on the Island of Brac with spectacular waterfront views with private beach. We also had an in house chef with home made cooking, not to mention world class level Yoga Teacher! You can do so many activities or just enjoy the nature or simple do some island hopping to visit the nearby islands.
Get in contact with a beautiful lady Tamara the retreat facilitator.
Watch out for the next one!!

-Sonyea Park


Sierra Hollister, E-RYT 500 could list all of her credentials and the famous teachers she studied with
here but isn’t it more interesting to know that Sierra is love-struck in awe and wonder, occupying a body
that delights in physical ~ movement, yoga, running, digging into soil, traversing curvatures,
chanting mantra, meditating ~ awakening again and again into the truth of our deep
interconnectedness, our responsibility for each other and earth.
Love, movement, devotion, gratitude for earth and this sacred, holy life ~ all blend and coalesce in
Sierra’s practice and offerings. A “yoga universalist” ~ Sierra has been teaching since 1992 and holds
multiple certifications and draws from numerous traditions ~ with kundalini being her longest running
and ever steady daily jam.
In addition to studio teaching in Asheville, NC, training yoga teachers, and offering 3 credit carrying
yoga courses at Warren Wilson College, Sierra has been featured in Yoga Journal and is a lead teacher
on the Yoga International platform. Sierra’s first book “Moon Path Yoga” is being released by
Shambhala Publishing Fall 2022.
To learn more, (or see those credentials and famous teachers) visit:

This is Sierra’s No3 retreat in Croatia.

Sierra has been published a book with Shambala Publication, Moon Path Yoga where she dwells upon the powerful, revitalising, feminine “lunar” energy at the heart of Kundalini yoga practice, through this beautifully-illustrated guide with over 170 asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditations for practitioners of all levels.

One of the oldest forms of yoga, Kundalini Yoga is a timeless tradition that includes powerful, specific teachings for anyone identifying as female. These “lunar” practices not only support well-being, health, and vitality through every stage of life, but also awaken and enhance Shakti—the divine feminine, creative life force.

Sierra Hollister helps women discover their unique moon cycle and offers specific sequences (kriya) for daily life, for mothering, for sexuality and relationships—as well as practices, breathing exercises, mudra, mantra, and recipes to provide support and balance.

Moon Path Yoga offers a comprehensive lunar rhythm practice that allows women of any age to awaken their innate divine feminine energy.

Travel Options

Book your international flight in/out of:

  • Book your international flight in/out of:

    • STU/ Split International Airport.  
    • From STU airport, board in the shuttle van to the ferry
    • When on the island, use a taxi or rental car.
    • Travel back from the island in your private arrangements
    • .Yoga Hrvatska provides travel suggestions and help

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